Jeff Carroll

Jeff Carroll


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442 weeks ago @ ShipCompliant: Wine ... - Amazon's Exit From Win... · 0 replies · +1 points

Joel, I agree. I was very much looking forward to the entrance of Amazon. I don't know if we'll ever know all of the reasons for them pulling the plug, but I wish it would have gotten off the ground. Somebody will figure out a way to have a killer aggregating marketing site that takes and delivers orders compliantly eventually. If someone can do that and also drive big numbers of consumers, I think it will be good for everyone.

452 weeks ago @ ShipCompliant: Wine ... - Texas to Roll Out New ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I agree that the wording of the analysis is a little confusing, as is some of the other language in the statute. But, if you take a closer look at the actual statute in this case, it says:
The holder of a out-of-state winery direct shipper ’s permit may not: deliver to the same consumer in this state more than nine gallons of wine within any calendar month or more than 36 gallons of wine within any 12-month period.

In other words, a direct shipper should neither deliver more than 9 gallons per calendar month NOR ship more than 36 gallons per year. This is consistent with conversations with the TABC as well, so I definitely would not ship 36 gallons all at once.

485 weeks ago @ ShipCompliant: Wine ... - Family Winemakers Cour... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Lynn,
Unfortunately, we may need new legislation in Massachusetts before anyone can truly start shipping there. This decision solved some major problems with the Massachusetts law, but hurdles remain. Right now, FedEx and UPS are reluctant to ship without further clarification because of burdens that are placed on common carriers when shipping in. Both seem to be taking a "wait and see" approach before officially opening up the state. The opportunity seems ripe for new legislation.